The Pursuit of Beauty

New for 2024!

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Pendle Hill photo by There & Back Tours Ltd

Day Trip for Groups

This group tour celebrates the beauty of Lancashire and an internationally important museum.  

Time: 10.30 am Haworth Art Gallery, Accrington.

Haworth Art Gallery is Lancashire’s finest Arts & Crafts house and garden. It was designed by the architect, Walter Brierley and houses the internationally important Tiffany Glass Museum. “The pursuit of beauty”was the declared aim of Louis Comfort Tiffany which resulted in world reknown irridescent style of glass pieces we recognise today. Enjoy morning coffee while you listen to an introduction to the museum.

1.00pm Lunch at The Calf's Head Inn, Worston

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque conservation village of Worston, The Calf’s Head Inn is a country restaurant with a great reputation for excellent food and friendly service.  It has a history stretching back 400 years and views of Pendle Hill from the attractive outdoor garden area. Enjoy a 2 course carvery lunch with a dessert trolley of legend!

2.30pm Mini Highlights Tour

Relax on board your coach as your expert guide conducts a short highlights of the local countryside en route to your next stop.

3.00pm Whalley Village

Nestled at the foot Whalley Nab, alongside the River Calder, lies the village of Whalley.  It's a place steeped in history, rural charm andnatural beauty. Along the main street and cobbled side alleys there are numerous small and independent shops and bistros, just waiting to be discovered.  Whalley's most famous sight is Whalley Abbey, dating back to the 14th Century when it was a Cistercian abbey.

Price includes:

  • Your guide for the day
  • Entrance to Haworth Art Gallery
  • Morning Tea/Coffee
  • 2 course carvery lunch with tea/coffee
  • 1 free place with 30 paying passengers

Price for 2024 (Excludes Coach)

£40pp (31+ passengers)
£46pp (25 - 30 passengers) 

Lancashire Witchcraft and Wonder

Lancashire Hills photo by There & Back Tours

Commemorative marker at the Pendle Heritage Centre

Day Trip for Groups

This group tour is perfect for those who are fascinated with the dark arts as the story of the Pendle witches is well known for its macabre events and tragic outcome.  Travel through spectacular Lancashire scenery in the shadow of Pendle Hill while you listen to a historical commentary spanning medieval times to present day, including tales of the Witches of Pendle, Oliver Cromwell,  the Civil War, notorious Highwaymen and much more ...

10.30am Meet your guide.

Your guide will meet you at Huntley’s Country Stores in Samlesbury. There will be an opportunity to buy a coffee before your tour begins.

11.15am Whalley

 Perched on the banks of the River Calder, Whalley in the Ribble Valley is the largest district in Lancashire.  This is a  charming village, filled with historic buildings, characterful shops and  lovely cafes and restaurants.

1.00pm Lunch at The Calf's Head Inn 

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque conservation village of Worston, The Calf’s Head Inn is a country restaurant with a great reputation for excellent food and friendly service.  It has a history stretching back 400 years and views of Pendle Hill from the attractive outdoor garden area. Enjoy a 2 course carvery lunch with a dessert trolley of legend!

2.30pm Countryside tour

The village of Downham in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty lies at the foot of Pendle Hill, close to the thriving market town of Clitheroe. It is often hailed as the most beautiful village in Lancashire.  You then travel on past the tranquil ruins of the 12th century Sawley Abbey ,over the Pendle Hills, before finally descending  back down to Sabden village, notorious for being the home of the Pendle witches.

3.30pm Pendle Heritage Centre.

End your tour of mystery and magic with a visit to Pendle Heritage Centre, housing the Pendle Witches Museum.  The museum showcases the history and archaeology of the Park Hill farmstead, Vernacular buildings of Pendle Forest, Conservation work of Heritage Trust for the North-West as well as the story of the Pendle Witches, George Fox and the Quakers. Once the spell is lifted, board your coach for the journey home.

Price includes:

  • Your guide for the day
  • 2 course carvery lunch with tea/coffee
  • Entrance to the Pendle Heritage Museum
  • 1 free place with 30 paying passengers

Price for 2024 (Excludes Coach)

£39pp (31+ passengers)
£45pp (25 - 30 passengers)



How to book your 
group day trip 

Important information


Simply telephone us on 07748 962670 or use our enquiry form to advise which day trip you are interested in and your preferred date, with a reserve date just in case. We will then check availability of our guides and meal stops
and will get back to you where possible within 48 hours. 

Once we confirm your booking in writing, we will request a £100 non refundable deposit to secure the date for your group. Bookings that are not secured with a deposit cannot be guaranteed and may be cancelled.


Payment for day trips

Full cleared payment is required 4 weeks before your travel date. Debit or Credit cards or bank transfers (Credit cards are subject to a 2.25% handling charge where applicable.)  Sorry, we can't accept personal cheques. 

Cancellation deadlines for day trip bookings have to be made in writing up to 5 weeks before travel. At this time, you can transfer your deposit once only to another booking for your group within 6 months. You may be liable for any costs we have been committed to pay.

If you cancel up to 2 weeks before you are due to travel, you will receive a full refund less your deposit of £100 and any costs we have been committed to pay in advance.  We are unable to refund any monies for trips cancelled less than 2 weeks before travel.


Cancellation Charges
In some circumstances, there may be cancellation charges payable for trips cancelled within 4 weeks of travel. For example some hotels and guides apply cancellation charges if bookings are cancelled less than 4 weeks prior to travel. Please check with us when you receive your confirmation.

Reduced numbers for day trips

In most cases we can offer a refund for any passengers who are unable to travel, provided that you have more thanthe stated minimum number for your day trip and that you notify us more than 48 hours before you are due to travel. The refund will be less any costs we have been committed to pay. Refunds will be processed after travel



For more ideas, Get in touch!

The itinerary above is just an example of what we can organise for your group.  If you would like to know more, get in touch via our enquiry form and we will be happy to discuss other options or put together a tailor made trip just for you.  

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